ELT Calendar for March 2006

March 2nd (Thursday) 2006

Digital Photography, and Related Software
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker:
Organization: Tokyo PC Users Group
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 3rd (Friday) 2006

JASCD Annual Spring Conference (day 1 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Japan Affiliate of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Civil Rights in Japan
Time: 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Speaker: Arudou Debito
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

March 4th (Saturday) 2006

Saturday Morning Publisher Talk
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: John Moore, President R.I.C Publications - Japan, Korea, Taiwan
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

JASCD Annual Spring Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Japan Affiliate of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The 2006 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Shizuoka "Growing Up with Oxford - Putting Great Ideas Into Practice."
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Oliver Bayley, Yukari Harrison, Yoko Ishii
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

March 5th (Sunday) 2006

One-Day Certificate in Teaching English to Children (Fukuoka)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

TKT Pre-test (Teaching Knowledge Test)
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: participants take the test
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Mnemonic Devices and Keeping your Junior High School Classes Fresh
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Seth Bareis and Robert Consiglio
Organization: ETJ Hiroshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

The Longman / Maruzen Kid's Tour in Yokohama - A Magical English Journey
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Mitsuyo Ohta, Katherine MacKay, Eunice Miyashita
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

The Longman / Maruzen Kid's Tour in Kyoto - A Magical English Journey
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Mari Nakamura, Kate Sato, Mayumi Tabuchi
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

The 2006 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Okayama "Growing Up with Oxford - Putting Great Ideas Into Practice."
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Oliver Bayley, Masako Harada, Patrick Jackson, Yukari Harrison
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

March 7th (Tuesday) 2006

Using the Internet as a Resource for Task-Based Learning (day 1 of 2; online participation)
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Beata Schmid and Christopher McCormick
Organization: EF Education Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 8th (Wednesday) 2006

Using the Internet as a Resource for Task-Based Learning (day 2 of 2)
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Beata Schmid and Christopher McCormick
Organization: EF Education Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 11th (Saturday) 2006

The 2006 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Nagano "Growing Up with Oxford - Putting Great Ideas Into Practice."
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Hiroko Tsunoda, Miki Sakai
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

Beat Generation Literature in America
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Chris Douthit
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

Juggling and EFL.
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Andrew Woollock
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Can Internet Technology Solve Age-Old Teaching Problems?
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Mark Cowan
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Methods to Conquer Pronunciation Difficulties
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Victoria Taylor, ECC Foreign Language Institute
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

March 12th (Sunday) 2006

ETJ-Aichi Round Table Discussion and Spring Cleaning ELT Bazaar
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: various speakers for the round table discussions
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

One-Day Certificate in Teaching English to Children (Hiroshima)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

English in elementary schools
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Sayed Mohamed
Organization: ETJ Miyazaki (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

The Longman / Maruzen Kid's Tour 2006 in Kagoshima - A Magical English Journey
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Mitsuyo Ohta, Lesley Ito, Naomi Yonemoto
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

The Longman / Maruzen Kid's Tour 2006 in Sendai - A Magical English Journey
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Akiko Seino, Kate Sato, Aleda Krause
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

ETJ-Fukuoka and ACET Combined March 2006 Meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Yukari Kitajima, Akiko Kokubu and Lisa Fleming
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Fun Activities with Junior and Senior-High Learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Jonathan Robinson
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Music in the EFL Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Steven Morgan, Daito Bunka University
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Two presentations
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Euan McKirdy, Macmillan LanguageHouse
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

The 2006 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Sendai "Growing Up with Oxford - Putting Great Ideas Into Practice."
Time: 9:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Yoko Muro, Miki Sakai
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

March 18th (Saturday) 2006

Spring LATEM Pioneer Teacher Training
Time: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Helene J. Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

My Share, followed by an Open Executive Meeting
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

March 19th (Sunday) 2006

ETJ-Kobe March meeting
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Kiyomi Mori
Organization: ETJ Kobe (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

The 2nd Annual Mini Colloquium: Researching ELT in the Japanese Context
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Theron Muller, Joel Thomas, Sue Fraser Osada, Tetsu Osada, Phil Brown, Takashi Matsuzawa and more
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

One-Day Certificate in Teaching English to Children (Niigata)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

One-Day Certificate Course in Teaching English to Children (given in Japanese)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mayuka Habbick
Organization: eigoTown
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Teaching English to Children
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Yukiko Shima (Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi) and Katherine Mackay (Pearson Education- Longman)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

The 2006 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Niigata "Growing Up with Oxford - Putting Great Ideas Into Practice."
Time: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama, Miki Sakai
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

March 21st (Tuesday) 2006

Today is Vernal Equinox Day (Shunbun-no-hi)

Teacher Development Intensive Course - Using textbooks effectively
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: British Council
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 22nd (Wednesday) 2006

Language learning in the Age of the new TOEFL
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Beata Schmid, EF Education
Organization: EF Education Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 23rd (Thursday) 2006

How to motivate and engage adolescent language learners
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Beata Schmid, EF Education
Organization: EF Education Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 25th (Saturday) 2006

Understanding and influencing learners' motivational changes
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Dr. Mark Sawyer, Kwansei Gakuin University and Temple University Japan
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

March 26th (Sunday) 2006

One-Day Certificate Course in Teaching English to Children (given in Japanese)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mayuka Habbick
Organization: eigoTown
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

How can we succeed in teaching English at Junior and Senior High Schools?
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: James Hall, Iwate University Faculty of Education
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

A Magical Journey Through English Land
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Lesley Ito
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Adapting the Han Group Organization for Use in College English Classes
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Cindy Edwards, Hokkaido Musashi Women's Junior College
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Preparing for the New School Year: Ideas that Work!
Time: 1:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: David Lisgo
Organization: ETJ Kagoshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Discussion: Issues in Language Teaching
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various Presenters
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Health Insurance and Pensions Seminar
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: General Union
Organization: GU (the General Union)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

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